I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
"Mrs. Sudduth, who gave seeds to the legendary tomato-seed collector Ben Quisenberry, claimed that the variety had been in her family for about a 100 years. Recent research suggests that Pink Brandywine was introduced through commercial seed firms. The origin of Pink Brandywine in unclear, but there is a precedent of commercial introductions originating from family heirlooms."
Brandywine Pink produces yields of 1 to 2 lb pink colored beefsteak tomatoes. These tomatoes have a deep, rich tomato flavor that has made them so popular for over 100 years now. Ask ten different gardeners and they will all have words to describe its legendary flavor, but they all agree it is one tomato that deserves a place in your garden.
California Grown Heirloom Seed Pink Brandywine did just fine here. It is always late to produce here because we don't get any substantial heat till the end of summer which seems to suit Pink Brandywine just fine. We didn't experience low yields typical with this variety. Brandywines have large malformed blossoms that sometimes are difficult to pollinate (flicking them helps). However, because we grow 100% organic we have a myriad of insect pollinators. One large black bee I never was able to identify in particular seemed to be hard at work. We also get some pretty violent winds from the nearby coast which help shake loose the pollen.